Eleveldb backend randomly chewing all disk

Nate Lawson nate at root.org
Wed Nov 16 13:26:51 EST 2011


On Nov 16, 2011, at 5:50 AM, David Smith wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Jeremy Raymond <jeraymond at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've seen issues when leveldb runs out of file handles. The leveldb
>> log then fills with error messages.
> 
> Hmm -- this could be. However, I would expect that the Erlang VM would
> eventually shutdown with errors about emfile in that situation. Do you
> have an example of the error messages you see from both Erlang and the
> Level logs when this happens, perchance?

It might be easy to reproduce by artificially reducing the file handle limit and starting Riak:

ulimit -n 200

-Nate





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